The original Wonder Woman isn’t letting James Cameron off without a fight.
After the director called the new Gal Gadot-starring, Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman “a step backwards” for Hollywood in August, Lynda Carter snapped back Thursday. “You poor soul,” she wrote on Facebook. “Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do.”
In response to Cameron’s negative take on the heroine– he called Wonder Woman an “objectified icon” in an interview with The Guardian— Carter wrote, “Like all women–we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised.”
She continued: “This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron–because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So–STOP IT.”
Jenkins, herself, also fired back at Cameron in August, tweeting, “James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman,” Jenkins wrote. “Strong women are great.”
The Wonder Woman director added, “But if women have to always be hard, tough and troubled to be strong, and we aren’t free to be multidimensional or celebrate an icon of women everywhere because she is attractive and loving, then we have not come very far,” Jenkins wrote. “There is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman.”
Legendary director James Cameron has made some eye raising statements about DC’s smash hit film Wonder Woman, suggesting the film is not the progressive, feminist triumph it’s been widely hailed as, but actually objectifies women.
Reaction to Carter’s message has been very positive, and filled with Wonder Woman GIFs, of course.